hospital, and receiving high intensive care at home for six months, it was predictable he would at some point pass away. nev nevertheless, it was still incredibly painful, perhaps the most mournful, the most soulful day in the history of modern south africa, the father of the nation, the man who gave black south africans the vote, freedom, dignity, liberty and freedom and gave white south africans a secure and relatively safe future in modern south africa where he's being mourned today, nelson mandela dead, brian, at the age of 95. >> in suburban johannesburg tonight, thank you. nbc news special correspondent ch charlene hunter golf has lived for many years in south africa, as a citizen among those best able to talk about his life and legacy. while it's been just hours since the news, ro is right.